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District Named" Best Community for Music Education"

We're proud to announce that Elida has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for our outstanding commitment to music education! 

Elida's band program begins in 5th grade and includes concert band, jazz, marching, pep & symphonic bands. All totaled, the band students from all grades perform 55 programs each year, including seasonal concerts, parades and other events in school and the community. The band directors are Mr. John Stetler (High School) & Mr. Michael Reese (Middle School).

According to Mr. Stetler, "The Elida Band Program is hopefully something that the entire community can be proud of. We're out in the public performing more than any other group." Mr. Stetler has been with Elida Schools for 15 years. The high school marching band has been selected and performed in the Disney Magic Kingdom Parade in Orlando, FL four times.

The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. We are proud of the education our music program provides and the dedication of band directors. Thank you!

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